Joan Hutton is a woodwind performer, composer and music educator residing in Minneapolis and hailing from Toronto, Canada. Her varied musical interests have led her over the years to classical, jazz, funk, free improvisation, pit orchestras and more. She performs regularly with her own jazz groups around the Twin Cities, including Take That Back, co-led with Sue Orfield. Joan is also an accomplished classical artist and is a long time member of the acclaimed Ancia Saxophone Quartet, with albums on the Naxos and Albany labels. Joan teaches a large studio of private clarinet and saxophone students around the Twin Cities and is the saxophone instructor at Augsburg University.

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